2020 Indiana Code
Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure
Article 43. Offenses Against Property
Chapter 4. Theft, Conversion, and Receiving Stolen Property
35-43-4-8. Suspension of Driving Privileges for Fuel Theft

Universal Citation: IN Code § 35-43-4-8 (2020)

Sec. 8. (a) A conviction for an offense under section 2 or 3 of this chapter that involves exerting unauthorized control over gasoline or motor vehicle fuel:

(1) by operation of a motor vehicle to leave the premises of an establishment at which gasoline or motor vehicle fuel is offered for sale after the gasoline or motor vehicle fuel has been dispensed into the fuel tank of the motor vehicle; and

(2) without payment or authorization of payment by a credit card, debit card, charge card, or similar method of payment;

shall result in the suspension of the driving privileges of the person.

(b) The court imposing a sentence for a violation under subsection (a) shall issue an order to the bureau of motor vehicles:

(1) stating that the person has been convicted of an offense under section 2 or 3 of this chapter involving the unauthorized taking of gasoline or motor vehicle fuel; and

(2) ordering the suspension of the person's driving privileges under IC 9-30-13-8.

The suspension of a person's driving privileges under this section is in addition to other penalties prescribed by IC 35-50-3-2 for a Class A misdemeanor or by IC 35-50-2-7 for a Level 6 felony.

As added by P.L.117-2001, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.414; P.L.158-2013, SEC.468.

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